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Last Updated: Monday, 26 April, 2004, 17:26 GMT 18:26 UK
In pictures: History returns home
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The pillars are transported back to the site of Eston hospital after more than two decades away.
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South Bank Brass Band plays as the pillars are moved back into Eston High Street.
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The first pillar is carefully lifted off the transporter into the specially-made site.
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The first pillar stands at the gates of the former Eston hospital which was demolished in 1980.
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Residents of Eston turned out to watch as the ironstone pillars were returned.
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The second pillar is moved into place marking the end of a long campaign to secure their return.
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Residents of Eston celebrate the return of the largest pieces of ironstone taken from Eston mine.
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Thomas William Kerrison, Eston's oldest surviving miner, welcomes the return of the pillars.





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